Wednesday, September 29, 2010

AF in VC

So, I must say Arcade Fire on put an amazing show. From what I can recall, there might be a song missing), they played a set containing (in no specific order): Neighborhood 1 (Tunnels), Neighborhood 2 (Laika), Neighborhood 3 (Power Out), Keep the Car Running, No Cars Go, Ready To Start, Modern Man, Rococo, The Suburbs, We Used To Wait, Month Of May, Haiti, Rebellion, Intervention, Suburban War.

Arcade Fire played all their kick ass songs from Funeral, a couple from Neon Bible, and the majority of the new albums tunes (Suburban War, Month Of May, We Used To Wait, The Suburbs, Ready To Start, Modern Man, Rococo).

The Opener: Ready To Start. I predicted The Suburbs, but was wrong (you were right). All in all a pretty damn good set. Very impressive show. The sound was really tight, there were no equipment issues; all the songs sounded mint in my opinion. The stage setup was pretty cool. A screen shaped like a billboard that played visuals and the band. There were some pretty cool effects used when they showed the musicians playing, can't actually explain it that well, but nevertheless awesome. The back drop looked like a piece of an interstate, bridges over a freeway; they also had a large field light (can't think of what else to call it). Like a large post that would provide light for a football field at night.

I'm not sure which member of the band, but one of the members was playing a single tom and came off the stage with it and ran down around by the barrier and jumped over the railing and into the floor section. Throwing his drum, picking it up, banging the shit out it. The thing was basically mangled when he was done with it. Pretty entertaining.

My girlfriend and I were almost convinced they weren't coming back out after their "last song", but after a couple minutes they reappeared with two treats for the hungry audience. Double Encore. Keep The Car Running, and (I'm sorry i almost forget), but I'm almost certain it was Neighborhood 1 (Tunnels). Fantastic ending.

I will post some pictures, probably tomorrow. Also, sometime in this week I will post a couple of the bands of been into recently.

Cheers folks.

15 comments:

  1. How do you feel about Modest Mouse?

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  2. This band is so underated.
    I wasn't really feeling thier new stuff but after a few listens, i love it.

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  3. I love Arcade Fire...I can't wait until I can see them live!

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  4. Dude that sounds awesome, i wish i was there, please upload the pictures?

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  5. Totally jealous you saw AF. Been listening to years... i've heard they're pretty sweet live

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  6. did they play headlights look like diamonds

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